Lake District

Fells and lake in winter at Crummock, Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Aerial view of Grasmere Island in Cumbria

Discover something new in the Lake District 

We've reopened our doors for 2017 with lots of new things to discover at the places we care for - where will you visit first?

Aerial view of Grasmere Island in Cumbria

Grasmere Island now in our care 

An island which inspired one of our founding members to help form the National Trust has been gifted to us after more than a century in private hands.

Winners of the first Beatrix Potter Awards in the grounds of Lindeth Howe Hotel

Beatrix Potter Awards Winners announced

The first Beatrix Potter awards were the perfect end to the 150 Anniversary celebrations.

Snowy walking boots

Winter walks in the Lake District

Fancy taking to the fells, paths or lakeshores in the heart of the Lake District? Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here are a selection of our favourite walks.

Fell Foot parkrun

Get out and active in the Lake District 

Fancy getting out and active? The Lakes is the place to be. It's an adventure playground all year round with walks, hikes, bike trails and run routes.

Tree planting team

Mass tree planting with our Rangers across the Lake District 

Our Rangers joined together with volunteers and local residents to plant the veteran trees of the future across the Lake District in February 2017.

South Lakes volunteers Neil and Lesley get stuck in to some dry-stone walling, Cumbria

Volunteering opportunities in the Lake District 

Without the support of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park and a whole load of fabulous houses and gardens. Whether it’s to make new friends, work in the place that you love or just know that you’re helping a great cause, we’ve plenty of opportunities – indoors and out.

What's new in the Lakes?


Where will you explore today?